Archive | November, 2009

Racial Tension at BHS

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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There’s a story in today’s DNR about the ongoing confederate flag kerfuffle/racial riot shockwaves at my alma mater, Broadway High. Jenny Jones reports that at last night’s school board meeting, two parents (flanked by a dozen supporters) raised the issues of dress code and student safety.

Ford to Retire

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

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From WSVA: Dr. Donald Ford has informed the School Board of his intention to retire as superintendent of Harrisonburg City Public Schools at the conclusion of the 2009-2010 school year.

New downtown parking study

Monday, November 9, 2009

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It seems like downtown parking is a topic that’s never quite been settled. As WSVA reports, the number of restaurants and shopping options downtown are growing, and the city and Harrisonburg Downtown Renaissance are commissioning a study of downtown parking, in order to gather “data and recommendations for meeting current and future parking needs within […]

ABC History?

Saturday, November 7, 2009

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A column in this weekend’s Washington Post makes reference to Sen. Obenshain’s (rejected) bill to privatize Virginia’s ABC, and suggests that a similar bill might have more momentum after McDonnell takes office.

It’s not high speed rail, but…

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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Ever since we lost our local Greyhound station, getting in and out of town without a car has been cost-prohibitive at best. Today Green Shuttle announced that on November 10, they will start “Harrisonburg-based” van shuttles between here, DC, and Charlottesville. The service, owned by Heriberto & Elia Cortes, will run three days a week […]

Landslides

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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Rockingham County went for the straight Republican ticket. No surprises there. After all, the county overwhelmingly voted for Gilmore over Warner last November. But how did the city go so Republican? As John Elledge put it, “Obama’s Stone Spring precinct gives Lohr 63-37.” Remember this? What happened? Your best guesses below . . .

Election Day Open Thread

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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The polls are open. What are you seeing at your polling location?

Candidates on Buying Local

Monday, November 2, 2009

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hburgnews.com reader Anne Nielsen surveyed all the House of Delegates candidates running in any part of Harrisonburg or Rockingham County (on behalf of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley). See part one of this series here. Below are the results to the third and final question from her survey; What is your interest in […]

Candidates on “Green” Policies

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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hburgnews.com reader Anne Nielsen surveyed all the House of Delegates candidates running in any part of Rockingham County (on behalf of the Climate Action Alliance of the Valley). See part one of this series here. Below are the results to the second question from her survey; What is your interest in policies designed to improve […]

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  • Harrisonburg Recognized as a Bike Friendly Community

    May 2: Harrisonburg was honored when the League of American Bicyclists announced the latest round of Bicycle Friendly Community (BFC) designations over the weekend to kick off May as National Bike Month.